Dealing With Older AC Units
Whether you’ve just bought an older home in West Palm Beach, Florida, or your existing air conditioner has seen its best years, you might want to consider upgrading to a new unit. According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Saver, a 10-year-old air conditioner might consume between 20 and 40 percent more energy than a new model. An older AC unit is generally more trouble than its worth. Upgrading is the best way to improve comfort and increase savings.
How Long Do Air Conditioners Last?
It’s impossible to tell you how many years an air conditioner will last before it breathes its last breath of cold air. Every unit is different, and maintenance plays a key part in life expectancy. Changing your air filter regularly, for instance, will extend the unit’s lifespan because the motor won’t have to work as hard.
Additionally, routine professional maintenance can make an AC last longer. From inspecting the refrigerant lines to cleaning the coils, maintenance can extend the life of every moving part in your air conditioner. We can visit your home once a year to inspect and maintain your air conditioner, whether you have a service contract or not.
Should You Upgrade to a New Air Conditioner?
Even if your air conditioner still has a few years of life left in it, you might consider upgrading. A new air conditioner operates more efficiently, which means that you shrink your carbon footprint as well as your energy bill. Look for signs that you might benefit from a newer AC:
- Strange noises or odors coming from the indoor or outdoor unit
- Decreased performance during extreme temperatures
- Increased energy bills year over year
- Frequent service calls for repairs
We can help remedy these problems by helping you choose an efficient AC unit then installing it in your home. While the initial cost might seem high, the money you save in the following years will offset the expense. Plus, you’ll benefit from taking a proactive approach. You don’t want to have to replace your AC suddenly because it no longer works.
For fast, professional AC installation, call Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical Inc. today at 561-202-1422.
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